One of the biggest mysteries about the upcoming third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is who would be playing the role of Mance Rayder, The King Beyond The Wall. Now we are getting word that the role has been filled and fans are in for a treat as the part has been taken by the Irish actor, Ciaran Hands.

The King Beyond The Wall is the leader of the Wildings, the united force that plans on marching into Wsteros.

While landing Hands is a great Coup for the show, he wasn’t actually the top of the list. Before him, the studio had approached James Purefoy and Dominic West.

Game of Thrones Season 3 begins March, 2013.